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Archive for August, 2014

ACF Releases Toolkit to Faciliate Information Sharing Among Providers

Posted by debrulerinc on August 27, 2014

The long awaited document to  help state and local efforts understand how and when it is appropriate to share information about a family or individual, in order to provide more effective services, in ways consistent with confidentiality laws and requirements was released by the Administration for Children and Families.  The ACF Confidentiality Toolkit helps state and local efforts by:

·         Providing examples of how confidentiality requirements can be addressed and met in a manner fully consistent with governing laws and underlying policies

·         Including sample Memoranda of Understandings and data sharing agreements

·         Providing helpful guidance to states and localities

Learn more by visiting the ACF Confidentiality Toolkit.

[This is the latest product of the ACF Interoperability Initiative designed to support improved integration across human service programs and the systems that support them.]

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Teenage Girls in the Child Welfare System Report High Rates of Risky Sexual Activity and Pregnancy, June 2014

Posted by neocaablogger on August 13, 2014

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation released a spotlight report that explores the high rates of sexual activity and pregnancy among teenage girls in the second cohort of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. For more information, please see: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/sexual_outcomes_spotlight_13.pdf

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2014 Oklahoma Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted by debrulerinc on August 7, 2014

The 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference will be held on October 23, 2014 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.  This year’s theme is Strong women – May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them.  The morning key-note will begin at 8:15 am and the conference will end at 4:00 pm.

Registration opens August 1, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and closes September 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Register between August 1 and August 31 to receive the early bird rate of $90.  From September 1 to September 30, the rate increases to $100.

For more information, visit www.okdhs.org/wlc or email dhs.wlc@okdhs.org.

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